Antique / vintage "Noah's Ark" ceramic egg cup - novelty or nursery ware
An antique / vintage ceramic novelty or nursery ware egg cup in the form of "Noah's Ark", in shiny glaze with orange and blue lustre finish and green painted detail to the exterior; its exact age is unknown (although it probably dates from the early part of the 20th century), and it has no identifying marks.
Being a genuine antique / vintage piece - and one that would have been cheaply produced - it shows various signs of age (see condition description below), together with various manufacturing irregularities and inconsistencies in the moulding, glaze and decoration, including lumps, bumps and unevenness to the surface and slight roughness to the rim, whilst the base is not perfectly even (the egg cup wobbles slightly when placed on a flat surface). Due to its nature and condition, this item is offered for sale as a collectable or display piece only, and is not recommended for food use. It nonetheless displays nicely, and would make an interesting addition to a collection of similar or related items - or a great accessory for a vintage-style interior!
Date / era: Probably early 20th century
Brand / manufacturer: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Dimensions (approx.): 6.7cm x 6.7 x 4.4cm / 2.65 x 2.65 x 1.75in (max)
Condition: Some age wear including scratching and abrasion to surface, wear to decorative finish, and marking to the unglazed base; crazing throughout with slight staining in places (please see photos)
Unit quantity: 1
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 75g
No. of units available (at last update): 1
Unit Price: £9.50 GBP - including FREE standard delivery within the United Kingdom Postage / shipping rates for this item:
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